AIDS 2016 Conference Provides Opportunity To Take HIV Prevention, Treatment ‘Models To Mainstream’

The Lancet: AIDS 2016: from aspiration to implementation
Kenneth H. Mayer, Olive Shisana, and Chris Beyrer of the International AIDS Society

“…The upcoming 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa, on July 18-22, 2016, must take on the challenge of expanding access to HIV treatment. … The impetus to develop successful [HIV prevention and treatment] programs was the legacy of the 2000 Durban meeting, but in 2016, we need to move from models to mainstream if we are to take control of the epidemic. … Over the past 16 years, many best practice programs have been developed. AIDS 2016 will be the forum for their presentation, dissemination, and replication, which can bend the epidemic curve. We hope that this Durban conference will point the way towards the ultimate control of the devastation of AIDS” (6/18).